Our English Cream Golden Retriever foundation!
UPDATE April 8, 2019
LUKE AND HIS BABY GIRL, POPPY.
ISIS PUPPIES JETER AND PIPPA WITH THEIR VERY OWN GIRL!
VISIT OUR BRAGGIN’ BOARD FOR MORE ADORABLE PICS LIKE THESE!
NOTHING BUT LOVE!!!
Please visit our Planned Litters page for information on our current and upcoming litters and information on how to reserve a beautiful English Cream Golden Retriever Puppy of your very own! Our puppies are raised in our home with us, their parents, aunts, cousins and sisters. Our puppies receive nothing but constant love, attention and social manners from the minute they’re born to the day they take their place in your life and your heart. We are a small family breeder with all of our dogs and puppies living in our home with a lovely large one acre, fenced-in yard just 20 minutes southwest of downtown Richmond, VA. We are proud to boast having puppies in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, North and South Carolinas, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Colorado, and even California! Once you’ve met a Shadymist Puppy, you won’t want to settle for anything less! Check out our Braggin’ Board for pics of our previous puppies.
Uncle Willie babysitting Isis’ puppies.
ENVIRONMENT OF YOUR PUPPY
Absolutely NO cages, puppy pens are used occasionally to keep order in the house, but never kennels, or runs or outdoor doghouses. No overcrowded or attention hungry dogs or puppies IN or FROM this home! Although we do not use crates as a general rule ourselves, many Shadymist puppy families and friends do with great success. We agree that crate use is highly recommended for at least the first few months as it aids in house-training, prevents boredom destruction, maintains a safe environment for the puppy from curiosity mishaps, as well as a peaceful place to nap with a toy and a blanket. (It is best if you plan to leave your new puppy crated ONLY for as many hours as he/she is months old the first 8 months or so to avoid messy crate mishaps.) Your English Cream Golden Retriever puppy is raised from birth to your home within our home with constant love, attention and interactive stimulation, all of which promote a healthy, stable people-loving personality with good basic manners!
Shadymist Sugar and Spice (Sugar)
Shadymist Remembers Rebekah (Bekah)
(Both girls are Grace x Ozzie puppies.)
WHO WE ARE
We would be happy to provide references to you from our current Shadymist puppy families upon request. We also have several Shadymist puppy families with more than one Shadymist puppy!
We continuously strive to maintain an open line of communication with each Shadymist puppy family and we are always available for any questions. We LOVE receiving periodic updates w/photos and fortunately for us our families also enjoying sharing them!
We have two “Shadymist Puppy Family Playdate Groups on Facebook, one for MD families and one for VA families. We also are excited to announce we had our first Shadymist Puppy Family Reunion on September 10, 2016, and we hope to another one soon!!!
Murphy hugging his buddy Austin.
Moses asleep on his boy’s lap.
WHAT YOUR PUPPY GETS FROM US BEFORE COMING HOME TO YOU
Each puppy is dewormed at 2,4,6 & 8 weeks; vaccinated with the first series of 3-4 recommended first-year recommended vaccines; started (and often completely) house training; microchipped; and brings with him/her a puppy pak to include: medical history record, ProID microchip lifetime registration, AKC registration, a bag of their current dog food, a toy from us, a blanket that smells like mom and littermates, along with some helpful resources for you and your new puppy. And once you’ve picked out your puppy, if you already have a name in mind please let us know so we can begin using it right away along with his/her basic manners training so when your puppy finally goes home to you he/she is already familiar and confident with his/her identity.
Daphne facing the camera, Murphy looking out the window.
WHERE YOUR PUPPY IS BORN
We are on the southside of Richmond, VA. We welcome an opportunity to share our passion for the English Cream Golden Retriever with anyone interested in learning more and getting to know this breed! Just call to make an appointment with at least 24 hours’ notice as this is our home, not a kennel. (When we have young litters we do not receive guests or visitors until the pups are at least 4 weeks old.) If you are willing to visit here to pick out your puppy at 4 weeks old, then we can send him/her to you via plane once he/she is old enough to fly if you are too far to drive, for an additional charge, within the continental United States. We do NOT sell puppies “sight unseen.”
We only use Petsafe through United Airlines and all puppies are sent out of Dulles International Airport. Our “shipping” fees are a bit higher than some other breeders because we ONLY PUT PUPPIES ON DIRECT FLIGHTS! We never allow our puppies on connecting or layover flights. No exceptions.
Pippa peeking out from under the irises.
Marley attacking Ellie.
OUR PRICING, FEES, CONTRACT AND WARRANTY
While most of our puppies are sold on Pet Agreements with limited registration, we will consider unlimited (breeding) registration on certain puppies with the following criterion:
We do offer unlimited registration occasionally, but only on the 1st pick of the litter puppy.
We have 3 requirements for unlimited registration:
1) The dog must be shown in AKC conformation, breed specific classes and earn enough points for at least an adult champion title at owner’s expense.
2) All health testing must be done to include PennHip (minimum of 70th percentile), elbows, cardiac, eyes, MSU thyroid, (clear for all 4 with no flaws) and a complete DNA panel for PRA1, PRA2, prcd-PRA, ICT-A, GRMD, & GRDM (clear or carrier status is required, no affected can be bred with the exception of ICT-A). These health tests are at the owner’s expense.
3) We will co-own the dog until an AKC champion title is closed on him/her AND all health testing is completely as defined above. Once items 1 and 2 are completed and we have copies to verify, we get one breeding from the dog (if it is, in fact, a dog and not a bitch) for a bitch of our choosing, at our expense. THEN we will release our co-ownership of the dog’s registration to the co-owner in full with no further requirements other than those set forth in our standard pet contract.
No Shadymist puppy/dog can ever be registered in any dog club other than the AKC in the US, unless the dog and owner reside outside of the US.
No Shadymist puppy/dog can ever be resold, rehomed, transferred, or surrended. ALL Shadymist dogs/puppies must come back to us, *at buyer’s expense*, if they no longer wish to keep the dog for any reason for the lifetime of that dog. No exceptions.
*If you have to relinquish the dog/puppy because of your own financial or health difficulties we will assume responsibility of fees associated with the return of the dog or puppy, but only on a case by case basis.
We do not charge extra for puppies with full registration.
All puppies, whether sold as pet/companions only, or with unlimited registration for show/breeding prospects, are $3,000.
Shipping fee, when required, is an additional $600.
You can download a copy of our contracts here:
Stud Service is available to approved bitches for $3,000 or “pick of the litter”. Please contact me for more information.
Please read this agreement in its entirety, then give us a call if you are interested in reserving a Shadymist Puppy. We do not accept and reservations or visitors without first having a brief phone interview. Only after that interview you can complete the required information and mail/give the signed original with your deposit to ensure you have secured the puppy of your choosing. We will return your original, with our signature, when puppy is delivered to you.
We encourage you to address any content of your contract for clarification if needed and we will happily answer any questions relating to your specific puppy, our canine family, and the contract. So please do not hesitate to contact us openly and early in the process to prevent any delays in placing your puppy with you.
PLEASE REMEMBER, YOU CAN ALWAYS CALL, TEXT, OR EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR FOR ANY INFORMATION NOT YET POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE. IF YOU CALL AND GET VOICEMAIL, PLEASE DO LEAVE A MESSAGE, WE ARE IN THE COUNTRY AND CELL COVERAGE CAN BE SPOTTY AT TIMES BUT WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU THE SAME DAY!